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I’m New in Grand Rapids – Where Do I Go For Great Mexican Food?

Hey guys, you've probably figured out by now that I'm new in Grand Rapids, and with the Alien Polar Vortex thing dominating the country, I haven't been able to get out too much.  But I want to, and I need a guide to all the cool stuff in Grand Rapids.

I want to start with something easy, since everyone likes food.

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The Potato Babies: One of Grand Rapids’ Best Local Bands [Video]

Local music is a lot of fun! You should just go out and check out local music. The Grand Rapids Music Scene has plenty to offer from metal, rock, punk, rap, etc. You name it, Grand Rapids has a band for it. For over 20 years, this band has kept music alive on stages all around the city, and they bring their very unique show with them. Ever heard of the Potato Babies?

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2014 GRD Heavyweights Finalist: Lakeshore Drive [Video]

The 2014 GRD Heavyweights have been taking over The Intersection the past few weeks, and have been kicking a ton of ass! The best local metal and hard rock bands have been performing like crazy to get your vote to make it to the finals on Feb. 14th! 2 bands from each night are chosen by you to move on, Round 3 brought out Grand Rapids, MI band LAKESHORE DRIVE!

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2014 GRD Heavyweights Finalist: Martyr For Madison [Video]

The 2014 GRD Heavyweights have been taking over The Intersection the past few weeks, and have been kicking a ton of ass!

The best local metal and hard rock bands have been performing like crazy to get your vote to make it to the finals on Feb. 14!

Two bands from each night are chosen by you to move on.

Round 3 brought out Muskegon band Martyr for Madison!

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WGRD Refrigerator Cleaning is Absolutely Disgusting! [Video]

This week, a memo went out letting us know that the refrigerators in the break room were going to be cleaned, since our Event Queen Angela is completely grossed out by them.

Today was her designated cleaning day, and I had to document her experience, as she tried to keep from barfing all over the kitchen with some of the stuff she found in there.

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Of All We Cherish
Of All We Cherish
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2014 GRD Heavyweights Finalist: Of All We Cherish

The 2014 GRD Heavyweights have been taking over The Intersection the past few weeks, and have been kicking a ton of ass! The best local metal and hard rock bands have been performing like crazy to get your vote to make it to the finals on Feb

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Flood the Desert
Flood the Desert
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2014 GRD Heavyweights Finalist: Flood The Desert [Video]

The 2014 GRD Heavyweights have been taking over The Intersection the past few weeks, and have been kicking a ton of ass! The best local metal and hard rock bands have been performing like crazy to get your vote to make it to the finals on Feb. 14th! 2 bands from each night are chosen by you to move on, Round 2 brought out Grand Rapids, MI band FLOOD THE DESERT!

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Withhold The Blood
Withhold The Blood
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2014 GRD Heavyweights Finalist: Withhold The Blood [Video]

The 2014 GRD Heavyweights have been taking over The Intersection the past few weeks, and have been kicking a ton of ass! The best local metal and hard rock bands have been performing like crazy to get your vote to make it to the finals on Feb. 14th! 2 bands from each night are chosen by you to move on, Round 1 brought out Muskegon, MI band WITHOLD THE BLOOD!

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Society Kills
Society Kills
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2014 GRD Heavyweights Finalist: Society Kills [Video]

The 2014 GRD Heavyweights have been taking over The Intersection the past few weeks, and have been kicking a ton of ass! The best local metal and hard rock bands have been performing like crazy to get your vote to make it to the finals on Feb. 14th! 2 bands from each night are chosen by you to move on, Round 1 brought out Greenville, MI band SOCIETY KILLS!

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Wayland
Wayland
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Wayland Helps Out ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Holiday Break-ins, Visits WGRD [Video]

Tis the season.

It was only a month ago that Wayland played at The Intersection in Grand Rapids for "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" Holiday Break-ins Kickoff Party in an event co-sponsored by WGRD 97.9.

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Grand Rapids Rocks- Lost In Eden

I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Todays featured Lost In Eden, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if your in a local band and want to be featured then answer the same questions and email them along with a video to Jackie@wgrd.com, I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval ;) Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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‘Deal With the Devil’ Lands Grand Rapids’ Pop Evil Another No. 1 Hit

Grand Rapids' Pop Evil has managed to claim the top spot on the Active Rock chart for the second time this year with its single "Deal With the Devil."

That follows Pop Evil's other 2013 chart-topper "Trenches."

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